I started working at Paradigm Kitchen Design after being introduced to the owner while watching the Canada - Czech Republic hockey game at the Nagano Winter Olympics. Even though Canada lost the game, that meeting resulted in a new job for me at an up and coming design firm. It was good timing for both of us. Paradigm was expanding and I was looking for a place to grow my skills beyond what working with a semi-custom brand of cabinets afforded me.
Paradigm not only designed kitchens, but did full remodels as well. To say I was pushed outside my comfort zone when I ran my first remodel is an understatement. But I was given the flexibility to try out new things, to fail and then learn from them, and eventually grow into the design professional that I am today. I am extremely proud of everything I have accomplished in my 15 years with the company.
But there comes a time in every career that one needs to grow in a new and different direction. For me, that time is now. And so it is with great reverence that I announce I am leaving Paradigm Kitchen Design to pursue the next stage of my design adventure (details to come!). I am forever indebted to everyone I have worked with during my time at Paradigm, and wish you all continued happiness and success.